A bit of a change is coming to the Xbox One’s dashboard very soon.
During a streaming session, Xbox’s director of program management, Mike Ybarra, brought up the menu for a very brief moment. The new guide slides in from the left and allows you to save screenshots or record video clips with a quick button press that is similar to the process on the dash now. It also has the option to easily jump to the Xbox Store, My Games & Apps section, or home screen.
“Through one press of the Xbox button on your controller, you’ll be able to pull up the newly enhanced Guide as an overlay on the left side of your screen no matter what you’re doing . You’ll be able to start recording your GameDVR clips, adjust your recording length, and access your captures directly in the Guide. We’ll also add a new Achievement tracking overlay, Gamerscore Leaderboard, a new Cortana design, and controls for background music, making these features easier to use.”
Recent games and applications are also listed in the new version of the menu, which should improve multitasking. Navigating up and down the sidebar makes it possible to get access to achievements, friends, messages, and settings, among other apps and features. Microsoft is also working on a Game Mode feature for Windows 10 that improves your systems performance while playing games on PC. Microsoft has not yet said when the new guide or the Windows 10 gaming mode will launch.
Do you like the new look to the Xbox One guide?